How to Cook Crab with Salted Egg Yolk Sauce – Chinese New Year Recipe

I mentioned during the broadcast that I was missing a couple of ingredients and I also skipped a step at the end, but the recipe here reflects the “unadulterated” version. Crab with Salted Egg Yolk Sauce Recipe INGREDIENTS: 1kg crab pieces 1 egg 3 Tbsp tapioca starch Oil for deep-frying Yolks from 3 salted eggs, cooked 1 » Read More

10-Day Pacific Islands Cruise – Carnival Legend

When the Inner West Mums Facebook group told me they’d raised enough money to send me and Noah on a “short break” I had no idea it’d be as extravagant as a 10-day Pacific Islands cruise. The closest I’d gotten to joining a cruise was when I was approached by another cruise line a couple of years prior about doing a TV commercial for them. Their » Read More

How to Cook Crispy Shredded Beef or Chicken Peking-Style

Crispy Shredded Beef or Chicken Peking-Style Recipe INGREDIENTS: 500g chicken breast or beef cut into thin strips 1 egg ½ cup tapioca starch 1 tsp salt 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce 2 Tbsp tomato ketchup 2-3 Tbsp sugar 1 Tbsp lemon juice or vinegar 3 Tbsp sesame seeds (optional) ¼ cup carrot cut into long, thin shreds 3 » Read More

How to Make Congee with Leftover Rice

First up, apologies for the bad audio in this video - I didn’t have my mic plugged in and this was made using an old Acer laptop. Congee, aka Chinese porridge, is an iconic breakfast dish popular in many parts of Asia. Next time you stay at a Malaysian or Thai hotel, keep an eye out for it at the breakfast buffet. This is a quick and simple way » Read More

How to Make Acar (Easy Recipe)

Acar (Easy Recipe) INGREDIENTS: ½ medium-sized cabbage, cut into ¾” widths 4 cucumbers, cored and julienned 3 carrots, julienned 2 cups peanuts, skin off, roasted, then crushed ¼ cup sesame seeds, roasted 1 ½ cups fried shallots (or 2 brown onions, peeled & quartered) ¼ cup dried garlic granules (or 4 cloves fresh » Read More

How to Cook Beef Rendang from My Malaysian Home State (Negeri Sembilan)

This is my stepmom’s recipe which is influenced by the beef rendang style of my home state of Negeri Sembilan, but with her own “Chinese” twist to it through the use of soya sauce. Beef Rendang Recipe INGREDIENTS: 500g beef, sliced 3 onions, peeled and quartered 6 dried chillies, boiled with water until soft 6 cloves garlic, » Read More

How to Make Sambal Ikan Bilis

Sambal Ikan Bilis Recipe INGREDIENTS: 2 large brown onions 1 cup chillies or ½ cup chilli paste 1 Tbsp minced lemongrass 2 tsp belacan powder (shrimp paste) - optional 2 tsp chicken stock granules 5 Tbsp sugar 3 Tbsp tamarind concentrate (amount varies depending on type) 4 Tbsp oil 2 cups dried anchovies - rinse, » Read More

How to Make Padang-style Eggplant Sambal

Summer Fruit Festival Recipe #6 - Padang-style Eggplant Sambal INGREDIENTS: 500g eggplant, cut into cubes 100g large chillies 1 medium-sized onion 3 cloves garlic (optional) 2 tomatoes (optional) 1 tsp salt Oil for frying METHOD: Blend chillies, onion, garlic and tomatoes in a food processor. Fry eggplant » Read More

Winner Announcement – Froothie’s $1000 Appliance Giveaway

I am so happy to announce that we have a winner for the Froothie Giveaway from my Southeast Asian Live Cooking Series. Congratulations to Kathy Gilkes of Queensland, who’s won an Optimum Thermocook valued at $1000! Here’s a picture of the Thermocook that she shared on Facebook - Kathy has been busy and in her first day of using it, she’s » Read More

Video – Baby Noah on Channel Ten’s Studio Ten

This is the interview I did on Studio Ten last Friday regarding baby Noah and the controversy about having him with me at my markets (I haven't watched it; I steer clear of watching myself on TV). Noah was meant to have been in the studio with me but he was unusually unsettled that morning (typical!) so someone had to keep him company out in the » Read More